Huddersfield-Wigan Betting Preview: Tight tussle set for stalemate

The Terriers booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in five years on Tuesday and Willie Duncan expects a dour game when they face the Latics
Huddersfield Town shocked Leicester City on Tuesday night to book their place in the last 16 of the FA Cup and the Terriers will be dreaming of a quarter-final spot when they line up against Wigan Athletic at John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Huddersfield are available at 23/10 (3.30) with William Hill to stun their Premier League opponents by completing a second FA Cup victory of the week, while the Latics can be backed at 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill to book their place in the last eight of the competition. The same firm go 23/10 (3.30) that the tie ends in a stalemate.

Striker James Vaughan is the Terriers’ top scorer in the league this term, having scored five goals and the former Norwich City man is subject of William Hill’s “headline offer” surrounding the hosts, with the odds compilers offering a special price of 5/1 (6.0) that Vaughan scores at any time in a victory for the Championship side.

Wigan’s Ivorian striker, Arouna Kone, was a substitute last weekend as the Latics slumped to a 4-1 reverse at the hands of Chelsea, but those who believe that Kone and his team-mates will enjoy more success this weekend may be tempted with William Hill’s “headline offer” of 3/1 (4.0) for Kone to net at any time in a Wigan victory.

It is worth noting that Roberto Martinez's side avoided potential banana skins on the road when overcoming both Bournemouth and Macclesfield Town to set up this clash but those results were the Latics’ only victories in their last nine matches and, with neither side free-scoring, a tight encounter looks likely here.

Therefore, there is value in backing the draw at 23/10 (3.30) with William Hill this weekend while the 13/2 (7.50) quote on offer from the same firm for no goalscorer is too big to be ignored and should be backed accordingly.

Draw at 23/10 (3.30) with William Hill
No goalscorer at 13/2 (7.50) with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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